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Silent Killer dossier goes to the Government

The Nottingham Evening Post has presented Government Minister Lord Whitty with a dossier on its Silent Killer campaign.

The campaign, which has been running for three years, aims to make carbon monoxide detectors compulsory in all rented accommodation and to have a landlord licensing scheme introduced.

Gedling MP Vernon Coaker presented the dossier to the environment minister during a meeting in London.

Afterwards Mr Coaker said: “He said the jury was still out on whether or not the detectors would become compulsory.

“He also said the Government was committed to introducing the landlord licensing scheme for homes with multiple occupants, which would be introduced after the next election.

“It was quite a positive meeting and there will be no let-up in our campaign.”

The views of Lord Whitty echoed those of consumer affairs minister Dr Kim Howells on a visit to Nottingham last month.

He praised the Post’s campaign as the “best in Britain” in raising awareness of the issue.

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